Center Theatre show to feature growth in Maine

Posted Aug. 21, 2009, at 8:07 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 12:11 p.m.

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — David Greenham and Dennis Price of The Theater at Monmouth will perform “As Maine Grows,” a free show that tackles issues facing the state, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Center Theatre.

The duo, last seen on the Center Theatre stage during their performance of “Taxing Maine” several years ago, now is turning its sights and wit to issues of growth and change.

This performance and discussion surely will bring chills and thrills and perhaps raise some hackles from participants, Patrick Myers, Center Theatre executive director, said this week.

Using different historical characters, humor, little-known facts, thought-provoking stories and material gathered from the public, the play will explore growth and development in Maine. The performance will encourage the audience to consider how history, customs and attitudes influence the way we think about change and growth in our state, and about individual preferences in relation to the common good.

After the performance, the actors will engage the audience in a discussion of the ideas raised in the play, giving audience members an opportunity to reflect on and share their thoughts about the issues that were examined in the performance and what they have heard and seen.

The play and discussion will last approximately one hour, is appropriate for both teenagers and adults, and is made possible with the support of the Maine Humanities Council and Mayo Regional Hospital.

For information, contact the Center Theatre at 564-8943.

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